Antioxidants inhibit oxidation by free radicals. There are many types of antioxidants, including:
¥ Detoxification enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and glutathione transferase.
¥ Proteins such as glutathione reductase, glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase, albumin, transferrin, ceruloplasmin, and metallothionein.
¥ Vitamins such as beta carotene, carotenoids, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
¥ Nutritional supplements including coenzyme Q10, uric acid, cysteine, glutathione, lipoic acid, citric and malic acid, bilirubin, biliverdin, histidine, conjugated linoleic acid and melatonin.
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